Executive Director

Heather J. Hough

Heather Hough is the Executive Director of PACE. Prior to serving in this role, she led the partnership between PACE and the CORE Districts. Her recent work has focused on using research to strengthen state structures supporting continuous improvement and advance policies that support the whole child. Dr. Hough has worked in a variety of capacities to support policy and practice in education, including as an Improvement Advisor at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a researcher at the Public Policy Institute of California, the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, and the Center for Education Policy at SRI International. Dr. Hough holds a PhD in Education Policy and a BA in Public Policy from Stanford University.

Faculty Directors
PACE is governed by its five Faculty Directors, one from each of our partner universities.
The Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor
UC Berkeley School of Law
Professor of Education Policy
University of California, Davis
Professor of Education Policy
University of Southern California
Professor & Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
University of California, Los Angeles
Judy Koch Professor of Education
Stanford University
Chief of Staff
Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships
Director, Strategic Partnerships
Finance Manager
Director of Policy Research
Senior Advisor
Quantitative Research Manager